Our Team

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Ann Alquist
Executive Director & General Manager

Audrey Atkins
Director of Community Engagement

Sabrina Balch
Membership Director

Richard Banks

Diana Beattie
Membership Specialist

Stephan Bisaha
Wealth and Poverty Reporter

Andrea Blackert Owens
Gulf States Newsroom Business Manager

William Dahlberg
Deputy Director

Miranda Fulmore
Multimedia News Producer

Ebonee Hamilton
Office Manager

Matthew Hancock
Audio Engineer

Michael Harrington
Digital Marketing Specialist

Mary Scott Hodgin
Health and Science Reporter

Michael Krall
Program Director

Lissa LeGrand

Darrell McCalla
Chief Operator/Chief Engineer

Nancy McLemore

Kyra Miles
Report for America Education Reporter

Priska Neely
Gulf States Newsroom Managing Editor

Janae Pierre

Amasico Rainer
Corporate Account Executive

Cody Short
Local Government & Communities Reporter

Caroline Spears
Traffic Coordinator

Tim Stout

Karma Tolliver
Corporate Account Executive

Andrew Yeager


Birmingham Mayor Woodfin sworn in for a second term

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin began his second term Tuesday, continuing his tenure as the city’s 30th mayor.

Sierra Hull reflects on the meaning of time on her album “25 Trips”

Sierra Hull's list of achievements includes a three-time mandolin player of the year by the International Bluegrass Association. The mandolinist and singer/songwriter takes a reflective look at her life on her latest album.

What Is Going On With Tarrant’s City Leaders?

There's been an overwhelming amount of drama in Tarrant over the last year, a small town with less than 7,000 people. Many believe the tensions are rooted in racism and Tarrant’s changing demographics.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I recently cleaned out my office so new flooring could be installed and came across what I would only describe as blasts from the past!

Remembering 9/11

It’s one of those moments in history where everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing. I’m speaking, of course, about September 11th. I was attending a workshop in Baltimore ahead of the Public Radio Program Director’s Conference. Long before everyone owned a smartphone, a colleague entered our workshop and said, “You need […]

Pay, Workers Increase In Hospitality Industry, But Some Restaurants Still Face Shortage

Labor data shows recent increases in wages and workers in Alabama’s leisure and hospitality industry, though the number of workers has not reached pre-pandemic levels and some restaurants still are scrambling to hire help. One Birmingham restaurateur says he’s still dealing with major staffing shortages. “It’s crazy … I work more now than I did […]

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